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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity, learners simulate the process of DNA fingerprinting by using electricity to separate colored dyes. Learners use simple materials to assemble a comb (electrophoresis chamber) to...

    Over $20 per group Ages 11 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    University of Illinois Extension
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    In this activity, learners investigate soil conditions by creating a soil map. Learners record soil characteristics and compare the conditions of soil in different grid sections. Use this activity...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 4 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    Windows to the Universe
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    In this activity, learners investigate various appliances and electronics, discovering how much energy each uses and how much carbon dioxide (CO2) is released to produce that energy. Learners use a...

    Over $20 per group Ages 11 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    Centers for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence
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    In this two-part lesson, learners discover how large bodies of water can serve as a heat source or sink at different times and how proximity to water moderates climate along the coast. The...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 11 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    In this activity, learners build a simple qualitative conductivity tester with a battery, bulb and foil. Then learners use the device to test if a solution, a series of solutions, and a solution...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 11 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    COSI
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    In this chemistry activity which should only be done under adult supervision (page 10 of the PDF), learners will create an exothermic process by making Sodium Acetate. Students will boil a mixture...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    Mount Holyoke College
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    In this four-part activity, learners explore light and sound through a variety of hands-on investigations. First, learners explore sound waves and observe how sound can travel through other...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    Twin Cities Public Television
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    In this activity, learners compare ways to measure their heart rates. Learners build their own stethoscopes and learn how exercise affects heart rate.

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    Center for Engineering Educational Outreach, Tufts University
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    Each group of learners uses everyday materials, such as paper, toothpicks, and tape to design and construct a structure intended to support the weight of a cinder block for 30 seconds. Learners...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 11 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    Integrated Teaching and Learning Program, College of Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder
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    How does a green roof, or roof covered by plants, affect the temperature of the inside and outside of a building? Learners design and build houses to find out the answer. In doing so, they need to...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 11 - 14 1 to 2 hours

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